Dipping my toe into blogging

As Chair of the American College of Radiology's Commission on Economics I write a monthly column for the ACR Bulletin ( find it at http://www.acr.org/News-Publications/Publications/ACR-Bulletin). It was something I was dreading but I have surprised myself by really enjoying it.

When I wanted to craft a response to Peggy Orenstein's New York Times article on breast cancer, Twitter didn't allow me to adequately express my concerns about how the science was presented as well as my respect for Ms Orenstein's personal journey and her writing in general. So I decided to take the plunge and set up this blog.

My fledgling website is definitely a work in progress and I don't know how much I'll actually write here but it is certainly an interesting place in which to express ideas.

One thing I realized in my background research for my post on Ms Orenstein's article was that she is also the author of the fabulous book "Cinderella ate my Daughter". I have four smart and beautiful nieces and I shudder when I see the barrage of messages they receive that don't celebrate them as intelligent women in formation.